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Therapy billing fraud: When will LTC learn?

January 19, 2017  |  Tom Ealey
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Providers who overbill or fudge their therapy services are on the DOJ’s radar more than ever. So why is there still so much therapy billing fraud?

CMS issues final rule for cardiac bundled payments

December 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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CMS released its latest episodic care models Tuesday, including the 90-day bundles for heart and bypass patients.

One-on-one with...Cynthia Morton

November 28, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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What's in store for long-term care in 2017? Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President of NASL, talks about coming regulations and policy changes, including how a Trump administration could affect Medicaid.

Kindred is first LTC site to win NIST quality award

November 22, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The U.S. Commerce Department has awarded a rehab facility tucked in the rural mountains of Idaho for its leadership in excellence and quality.

U. Pitt to study exercise and brain health

November 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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How much does exercise matter to brain aging? Does the type of exercise affect outcomes? University of Pittsburgh researchers just got $21 million to explore the questions.

OIG scrutinizes SNFs and therapy reimbursement

November 14, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-chief
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The office’s 2017 workplan targets rehabilitation, hospice and hyperbaric oxygen therapy services, in addition to SNF billing.

The psychology of rehab

October 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Fretting about CJR and rehab outcomes? Here’s why one of the best additions to your rehabilitation service line might be a psychologist.

Life Care Centers reaches $145M settlement

October 26, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The nation’s largest private nursing home company will pay $145 million to settle claims it overcharged the government for therapy treatments. 

Post-acute care software companies merge

October 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Casamba merges with post-acute software companies HealthWyse and TherapySource as part of a long-term growth strategy. 

It’s Never 2 Late launches rehab therapy program

October 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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It’s Never 2 Late Rehab gives therapists discipline-specific content to help seniors get engaged, exercise more and improve clinical outcomes. 

Judge: CMS fails to educate on maintenance therapy coverage changes

August 24, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Too many beneficiaries—and their doctors—still don’t realize that maintenance therapies are now covered by Medicare, ruled a U.S. District Court judge.

Super-short-term stay model helps with therapy and laundry

August 5, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Maryland provider is starting a new service line for those who need some help after a hospitalization, but whose circumstances don’t justify a move-in.

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